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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Teaching Loved Ones to Help Veterans Optimize their PTSD Care and Healing
Principal Investigator:

Laura Meis

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Congressional District Code: 5
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: August 2020 - July 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $94,554
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Impacts. We aim to improve the mental health, family functioning, and well-being of veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through developing and evaluating a trauma-focused, couple therapy for PTSD. We will use strategies from Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (ICBT) to help intimate partners support veterans during exposure therapy for PTSD (Prolonged Exposure; PE). We anticipate this approach will increase veterans’ engagement in PE, but also improve relationship functioning,...

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